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D211 Post: DeoBlock – From PHS Incubator Project to Kickstarter

            When Drake Roberts and Anthony Tamras were seniors at Palatine High School, they were encouraged to become involved in the business incubator program.  Their decision to join the program changed their futures in ways they could not have at the time imagined.             Roberts and Tamras worked together along with two other students on a project that they called DeoBlock.  The problem they chose to address was the unpleasant odor from gym bags.             ...

D211 Post: Investors Award $30,000 to Top Business Pitches During Pitch Night

            Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night.  During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding.  By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.             Top money maker Ideal Meal, made up of ...

D211 Post: District 211 to Hold Annual Business Incubator Pitch Night

             Students from throughout Township High School 211 will gather at James B. Conant High School’s auditorium May 15, to participate in the District’s annual “Pitch Night.”  This year's event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  During the evening teams from the schools’ Business programs will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors in the hopes of winning start-up funds.             “This is an excellent way to recognize the winning pitches from each of the schools while giving the students a chance to pitch in front of actual ...

D211 Post: All Girl Business Team Pitches Concept to Area Women Business Leaders

            Three Palatine High School Business Incubator students, Phoebe Domanus, Gianna Valero, and Anushri Gupta, presented their business design for Nail Bubs, protective covers for freshly painted nails, to the Palatine Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Advisory Forum (WIBAF) during the organization’s monthly meeting held at Palatine High School, Feb. 13.             Business teacher Adrienne Stewart said having the programs only all-female team present to the forum was part of a plan to show students what it’s like to be a woman entrepreneur. ...

PHS, CHS Students Win Big at District 211 Business Incubator Pitch Night

Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors. Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation. Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High School and Snow and Co. from Palatine High School. Green Dirt also was recently ...

SLIDESHOW: Business Incubator Students Compete at District 211 Pitch Night

Student teams from Palatine, Fremd, Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates High Schools’ Business Incubator classes competed hard in District 211’s very first “shark tank” event. The best teams from each school were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding. The groups presented business ideas to community “sharks” for seed money to start real businesses. Palatine High School’s DeoTech, which consists of students Kosta Plevritis, Anthony Portera, Drake Roberts, and Anthony Tamras, were the winners and earned $25,000 in seed money for their company from the District 211 Foundation. Watch the slideshow below ...

PHS Students Earn $25,000 for Business Idea in District 211 Pitch Night Competition

Student teams from Palatine, Fremd, Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates High Schools’ Business Incubator classes competed hard in District 211’s very first “shark tank” event. The best teams from each school were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding. The groups presented business ideas to community “sharks” for seed money to start real businesses. Palatine High School’s DeoTech, which consists of students Kosta Plevritis, Anthony Portera, Drake Roberts, and Anthony Tamras, were the winners and earned $25,000 in seed money for their company from the District 211 Foundation. DeoTech pitched ...